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Duration: 12 Nights / 13 Days
Destination: Delhi - Jaipur - Bharatpur - Agra - Orchha - Khajuraho - Varanasi

Day 1: Delhi
Welcome to India and the start of your holiday! Arrive Delhi, included transfer to hotel. Overnight - Delhi

Day 2: Delhi - breakfast
This morning, our Welcome Meeting takes place. We?ll then enjoy a tour of India?s capital including Old and also New Delhi. Highlights include India Gate, Qutab Minar and Raj Ghat - site of Mahatma Gandhi?s cremation. Tonight we enjoy a group Namaste Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Dinner and overnight - Delhi

Days 3 & 4: Delhi - Jaipur - breakfast
Via express train, we travel to Jaipur. We enjoy a tour of the City Palace and a visit to Jantar Mantar space observatory. On our second day, we enjoy a stately elephant ride to the 16th century Amber Fort, built by Maharaja Man Singh. Overnight (2) - Jaipur

Day 5: Jaipur - Peharsar via Bharatpur - breakfast
Today we drive to Keoladeo Ghana National Park, where more than 350 species of birds have been identified. We will enjoy a leisurely bicycle rickshaw ride through the park, before staying nearby at a charming haveli (mansion house). Dinner and overnight - Bharatpur

Day 6: Peharsar - Agra - breakfast
En route to Agra, we visit the deserted Mughal City of Fatehpur Sikri. Abandoned due to lack of water, the vast ruins resemble an elaborate film set. In Agra, we enjoy a horsecart or rickshaw ride to the Taj Mahal. Later, we visit the impressive Agra Fort. Overnight - Agra

Day 7: Agra - Orchha - breakfast
Today, we drive south to Orchha. Situated on the banks of the River Betwa, Orchha is set amongst a wonderful complex of well-preserved 16th century temples and palaces. Overnight ? Orchha

Day 8: Orchha - Khajuraho - breakfast
Striking east, we arrive at Khajuraho. Immortalised in stone, the carved temples of Khajuraho display exceedingly artistic aspects of Indian life a millennium ago. Overnight - Khajuraho

Day 9 - Khajuraho - Varanasi - breakfast
Forgoing a long drive, we fly east to Varanasi. Perhaps the holiest city in India; Varanasi, also known as Benares or the city of Shiva, is also one of the oldest cities on earth. Sitting on the banks of the holy River Ganges, it has been a centre of learning and civilisation for more than 2000 years and is a place of Hindu pilgrimage. Overnight ? Varanasi

Days 10 - Varanasi - breakfast
This morning, we enjoy a sunrise boat ride on the holy Ganges where we?ll view the ancient religious tradition of ritual cleansing that takes place on the many riverbank ghats (riverside steps). Later, we embark on a tour of the city. At sunset consider re-visiting the ghats for the evening pilgramage, remarkably different from the dawn ritual. Overnight - Varanasi

Day 11 - Varanasi - Delhi - breakfast
Today, take the opportunity to further explore this vibrant city. Early evening we return to Delhi by comfortable overnight train. Overnight - Train

Day 12: Delhi - breakfast
Breakfast upon arrival and hotel check in. Today is a chance to further explore the city at your leisure or a change to pick up those last minute souvenirs. Overnight - Delhi

Day 13: Delhi - breakfast
Hotel check-out and included onward transfer to airport.

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